We recommend you calibrate the Calibration Station yearly. When adjustment is required follow these steps:
- Loosen wing nuts on back, but do not remove them.
- Make sure they are only loose enough to move the black frame
- Place a calibrated level on the vertical or bottom side of the frame and adjust station to the level.
- Tighten wing nuts
- Your done!
We sell a kit that gives you all the tools you need to get the job done. The validation kit provides an easy way to validate your mounted Calibration Station is up to NIST standards. Click here to order your kit.
That was easy. Almost as easy as it is to use the Calibration Station to check if your tools are calibrated.
How does the framing square portion of the calibration station get re-calibrated?
The square portion should never need to be re-calibrated as it is made from steel. It is calibrated when the part is made. It is basically like a standard gauge block. If the square portion was ever off it would have to be from the unit getting hit pretty hard or dropped. In that case, the whole unit would probably be damaged. We can always provide replacement parts if by some chance it did occur. Hope that helps.
Thank you very much.
When checking a frame for square, at what point does action need to be taken to correct. In other words, is there an acceptable deviation from square?
Thank you for your question Roland.
Each manufacture decides what’s acceptable, most companies when they see a gap of more then a 1/16″ remove the square from use.
do the calibration station need to be sent in to be re-calibrated
Thank you for your question.
The station does not need to be sent in. You simply use your master set of certified tools (or the validation kit we sell which contains certified tools) to re-calibrate your station when it expires.